John Patrick Sherlock
1927 – 2018
SHERLOCK – John Patrick, Jr., 91, died peacefully at his St. James, NY home in the loving arms of his wife of nearly 63 years, Roberta Jean (Boccafola), on Tuesday, July 24th.
Born April 26, 1927, in Astoria, Queens, to parents John and Anita, Jack was a scholar at Bishop Loughlin High School where he was a championship track runner. From 1945-1947, he was in the army during WWII before continuing his academic and athletic careers at Manhattan College, later earning post-graduate degrees from both NYU and St. John’s University.
Jack was an accomplished and respected English teacher at Half Hollow Hills East High School for 33 years, and Adjunct Professor of English at SUNY Farmingdale and Nassau Community College for 29, and then 14 years, respectively. He taught over five thousand students from 1957-2004 and took immense pleasure and pride in his role as a teacher of literature and writing.
In addition to being a lover of language, Jack was an avid fisherman, naming each of his cherished fishing boats, “Happy Jack,” as that was his great joy. His passion for English and fishing were surpassed only by his love for his family.
Jack is survived by his wife and seven children, John P. III (Elizabeth), Ellen Marie, Kevin James (Randy), Robert Francis (Pamela), Richard Andrew (Anja), Christopher Michael (Linda), and Elizabeth Anne O’Shea (John). Jack also leaves behind his nineteen beloved grandchildren and his much-anticipated first great-grandchild, expected to arrive in December, 2018.
Services will be held at St. James Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 on Thursday, July 26th. Funeral Mass at Sts. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church in St James at 11:15am on Friday, July 27th. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Good Shepherd Hospice.
Published in Newsday on July 26, 2018
Sherlock, John Patrick [MC???? RIP]
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I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1951.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Sherlock, John Patrick [MC1951 RIP]
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Good Afternoon All,
From Jasper Jottings our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, John Patrick Sherlock. John, a United States Army WW11, Greatest Generation, Veteran was called home on July 24, 2018. We pray for John, his Wife of nearly 63 years, Roberta Jean, their Seven Children and Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Visitation will be today, July 26, 2018, at the St. James Funeral home, St. James, N.Y., from 2 PM to 4 PM and 7 PM to 9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 11:15 AM at Sts. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church in St. James, L.I, N.Y. The Family have shared the following Obituary. Thank you. God Bless.
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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